March 2002 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Abriachan Hall, Abriachan by Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire IV3 8LE


  • Venue is on right hand side of road into Abriachan as approaching from A82 & Loch Ness. Small car park at venue.
  • Built 1920 and refurbished in 2001.
  • Capacity approx 40. Wooden non-stacking chairs.
  • Mobile reception reasonable. Payphone approx 225 metres away, west (2 mins walk).
  • There are no services at Abriachan. Hotels, bank & cashpoint, general store and petrol at Drumnadrochit (7 miles), other services at Inverness (11 miles).

Hall Details

  • Hall Dimensions: 5.69M (18’8”) wide x 11.79M (38’8”) long. Height at side walls 2.84M (9’4”) rising to 3.61M (11’10”) over central flat area.
  • Staging rostra available: 8 x 0.75M sq units @ 0.5M high, makes 3M x 1.5M stage. Crossover through back corridor. Access steps.
  • Décor: floor restored wood, no markings; walls wood panelled (warm mahogany); roof white panelled within wood framework.
  • Get-in: through hall foyer, up 4 steps, through single and double doors into hall. Approx 20M from van loading area to stage. 0.86M (2’10”) wide x 2.03M (6’8”) high.
  • Acoustics good.
  • No blackout – 4 windows in hall.
  • Heating by wall-mounted ceramic units. Heaters on £1 coin meter
  • No piano. No smoke detectors.
  • Small stepladder available.


  • Power: 100amp single-phase incomer in back room. Stage lighting on 32amp trip.
  • Small stage lighting rig – Zero88 Level 12 desk, 1 Betapack dimmer non-patchable, 6 x 500w fresnels on FOH LX bar.
  • Small PA – Carlsboro mixer amp, 2 speakers, 2 mics & CD player.
  • Houselights are switched wall lanterns or fluorescents – switches in FOH foyer.


  • Small room behind stage can be used as dressing room.
  • Kitchen available.
  • No separate toilets.